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Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:48:02 AM »
Issue 98 of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy has an article written by me, showing how I converted a simple toy train into a 1/56th scale American Civil War steam engine.



and here is the boxed train set before I started work on it.



For more details see the Blog.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2018/09/wargames-soldiers-strategy-issue-98.html

Offline roadskare63

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Re: Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 10:19:49 AM »
Very well done!!...Looks great out of it's orange and brown skin......what brand was the toy?

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 10:27:39 AM »
 That looks great.

Offline Michi

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Re: Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 02:22:16 PM »
That Mogul looks excellent and it was rather cheap I guess. What gauge in mm are the tracks? Is there an internet sop link to this train set?

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 04:43:27 PM »
The distance between the tracks is 20mm.

I have not been able to find an e-bay link, I was just lucky in seeing it for sale.

Tony

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 04:44:55 PM »
Sorry I don't have a brand name. I think I have thrown the packaging away but will search the garage later.

Tony

Offline grant

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Re: Toy train converted to a 1/56th scale ACW steam engine
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 12:56:53 AM »
Great job! Well done on that.

I need a Z scale WW2 train ...
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